Leonardo’s fascination with human flight influences the whole design of this Limited Edition, every detail taken from the a lot of studies he produced for every of his elaborate flying devices from parachutes, handy gliders and helicopters. The cap and barrel of the writing instrument are crafted from anodized aluminium, a connection with the fabric now used to build todayʼs flying machines or aeroplanes. The polished platinum plated fittings are reproductions of da Vinciʼs studies for wedge connections, the form on the cone refers back to the double movement transmission conceptualized by da Vinci over 500 years ago and the red gold plated gear on the end of the clip is paying homage to the various cogwheels the Italian master utilized in his designs.
This design is finished with the engraved nib with considered one of da Vinci’s famous drawings of a bat whose wings he studied, at the same time as the leading edge of the pen is etched together with his own sketch of a mechanical wing. A refined connection with his practice of mirror writing gives the Montblanc emblem in precious resin which is swiftly concealed throughout the cap and its mirrored image can also be seen in a mirror placed throughout the cap most sensible. The Montblanc Great Characters Limited Edition Leonardo is composed of 3000 fountain pens and 3000 roller ball pens, all crafted within the finest European tradition. The gathering is now to be had in Montblanc boutiques all over the world.